One of Alaska Senator Mark Begich's pet peeves and planks in his platform is the labeling of GMO's. The irony is how the root of the problem isn't being addressed: population pressures in conjunction with depleted natural resources mean we as a species have to start
Alaska's seafood industry is already crippled: can you imagine the collapse if it had to accommodate any additional pressures such as increased demand? It's insanely unsustainable to expect everyone to wallow in some Edenic fantasy where Mother Earth has a bottomless cornucopia which will feed the masses. To whit: there simply isn't enough biomass left in the ocean to sustain us, and we are making matters worse by accelerating the rate of pollution (see this: "The Ocean is Broken").
Measures such as Begich's are stop-gap feel-good gestures that make for politically appealing programs but there's nothing on the other end of the line here. Poisoning the earth, air and water on the planet should first and foremost be the direction to look, and not to put too fine a point on it, fake food is the very last thing the multitude of humans need to worry about. Recent scarey pictures that are making the rounds - nevermind mutant farm animals that we are already aesthetically anesthetized to (not) seeing - but there are millions who would salivate at the sight of such a creature. I mean, it's healthier than the ingredients that would go into the tartar sauce slathered on top!